from page 73-74, Volume 2 of original text
Pevear/Volokhonsky translatin page 657-659
Natasha is slowly recovering from her grief and shame. She is still convinced that there will never again be any happiness in her life, but she's regaining a sense of calm. She has banished joy and even the hope of joy, but almost in spite of herself, the bits of her life were beginning to come back together.